Throwback Sneakers

These throwback sneaks are like time machines for your feet.
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These throwback sneaks are like time machines for your feet.
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These throwback sneaks are like time machines for your feet.

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PF Flyers Center Hi

Way back when, PF Flyers’ canvas classics were as rebellious as sideburns and blue jeans. These kicks (which first hit in ’53) are made to scare future-fearing old ladies—Footloose style! $50, shoppfflyers.com

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Etnies Lo-Cut II LS

With its doggone-simple design, this early-’90s throwback will make you want to ollie while using an enormous cell phone. $65, etnies.com

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Puma Lab II

The ’80s gave us Pac-Man, Trapper Keepers, and the Puma Lab II. This retread rests your feet on the original’s iconic sole sandwich, which stuffs a cushy EVA layer over a traction-y rubber outsole. $65, zappos.com

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Saucony Men’s Jazz Low Pro

Most retro sneakers are totally unfit for seri­ous sports. But these runners tack a throwback look onto a modern shoe that can take your miles like a man. $53, saucony.com

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Adidas Originals Superstar 2.0

Repeat after Run-DMC: “Me and my Adidas do the illest things. We like to stomp out pimps with diamond rings.” (It’s even more fun than it sounds.) $70, shopadidas.com

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Onitsuka Tiger Fabre BL-L OG

Taking care of suede sneaks is like dating a postop Kardashian—they look just good enough that you don’t care how high-maintenance they are. $80, onitsukatiger.com

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Nike Blazer Hi Vintage Suede

The roughed-up suede and pre-yellowed soles make these high-tops look much older than they are. Like those crazy, old-man-looking five-year-olds. $100, nike.com

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Reebok Pump Omni Lite

If you grew up in the ’90s, you know pumping up your ’boks instantly ups your game. These sneaks even bring back the old ball-shaped tongue pump. Posterize the next grade school kid you play. $125, reebok.com

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Converse Pro Leather Mid

Fly like Dr. J without spending four years in med school! These are the canvas ballers made famous by the Seventy-Sixer in ’76. $75, at Undefeated stores

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Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi

These 30th-anniversary Ex-O-Fit basketball kicks use Velcro to secure a snug fit. We use it to secure our pet hamster. $80, reebok.com

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Nike Oregon Waffle

Nike invented the modern running sole on a waffle iron. Add maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream for increased performance. $85, nike.com

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New Balance US574

New Balance lets you customize the US574s with just about any color combo. In other words: It’s never been easier to incite gang warfare! $80, shopnewbalance.com